2013: Dan-o was solely responsible for the consumption of about 50 beers, undertipping cart girls, and being an accessory to destroying a fence. He managed to eek out the weekend with 0 points contributed. However, he did get the DJ to play his favorite song (at the time) 'Valerie' to close down the bar Saturday night.
2014: It's a good thing Dan-o got his trash talking done early because by the end of the weekend he had nothing to talk about after being smoked by Zach. Plus, he physically couldn't talk by Saturday night.
2015: Dan-o contributed one of the biggest shocks of the Ryder Cup last year as he earned half a point against the Cobra Kai top scramble team of Mel and Barkeley. Even more impressive he walked away from the course without Barkeley bashing his head in. Saturday afternoon was another epic battle between Zach and Dan-o. He had taken the early lead until the whiskey/ginger (easy on the ginger) started to sink in. Zach slowly took over until Dan-o battled the elements and started making a comeback. Refusing to speak a coherent sentence in the last 5 holes, Dan-o battled back and after swimming through the pond to hit his ball, he had a 4 foot putt to earn half a point against Zach and promptly missed it by about 10 feet.
2016: NBBTY (Nothing but Beer This Year) was the philosophy Dan-o was flying by in 2016. It was working too. A big win on Friday over Barkeley and senile Mel got the confidence soaring. It was soaring so high that Dan-o dipped into some bubblers on Friday night. He was spotted again on the first tee drinking bloody mary’s. However he still delivered a punishing victory on Saturday morning. He was primed for a 3-0 effort but as he humbly stated, “62 just ain’t gonna cut it today”. Dan-o eventually had to throw in the towel and literally quit when he repeatedly swung and missed the ball on hole 15. A career best 2-1 performance but still can’t get the taste of Fireball and Zach out of his mouth.
2017: The year of the Cabernet infused shorts. Dano and Staten sneaked out a win a second year in a row in their “ham and egg” scramble team. Going in to Friday night, it was looking like a year of redemption for Dano. After an evening of the Cobra Kai captain sneaking in bubbler shots all evening, Dano woke in his normal state with an undefeated Zale as his partner. What could go wrong? Well…just about everything. Dano handed Zale his first ever defeat. It was during this match, the box of Cabernet sneaked in to Dano’s cart. Going in to Saturday afternoon, Dano was in prime form (20 drinks in) to take on his arch-nemesis Zach. The front nine went exceptionally well. So well, Dano bet Zach $100 he would beat him on the back nine. Not only did he lose the $100 by shooting an 80, he also earned his 2nd LVP award in just 5 years.
2018: The reigning LVP of Team Lombardo came back in 2018 ready to be a better Dan. Compared to 2017, anything would be better. Dano got paired with his cousin Ty for the opening Scramble round. It was a total meltdown from the beginning. Down 4 at the turn, Brandon and Dever never looked back. Saturday morning started with a back and forth match, with Dano and Rick somehow holding it together on the back nine to beat Dever and Luke. The afternoon round paired Dano with a new competitor, Mr. Casey Jenson. Dano’s opening two holes produced a total of 20 strokes. Somehow, he par-ed the Par 3 – 3rd hole to get a stroke back. By hole 12, the match was AS. While Dano lost holes 13 & 14, he stunned everyone by shooting a back-nine 56. What will 2019 have in store for Dano? Has getting married changed him?
One of the bottom end golfers on Lombardo, Dan-o has struggled in the past to pick up points on the course and speak coherent words after the sun goes down. There is a good chance he will be late for his morning tee time Saturday morning from binge drinking the night before. But, he will probably be sleeping on the ground near the first tee box so there shouldn't be anything to worry about.
Ryder Cup Highlight
Dan-o's Ryder Cup highlight needs no description as everyone will remember Dan-o swimming through the pond on the 18th hole in every effort to defeat his rival Zach. That moment was live in Ryder Cup glory forever.
Dan-o is an avid gambler as long as it does not include money. He once lost a bet on a football game and had to sleep outside in a tent for a month (seriously).